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Eliminators (1986)

A former pilot rebels against his creator, teaming up with the scientist responsible for android technology, her pet robot Spot, a rough-and-tumble riverboat guide, and a martial arts warrior.

Director:

Peter Manoogian
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Andrew Prine ... Harry Fontana
Denise Crosby ... Nora Hunter
Patrick Reynolds ... Mandroid
Conan Lee ... Kuji
Roy Dotrice ... Abbott Reeves
Peter Schrum ... Ray
Peggy Mannix ... Bayou Betty
Fausto Bara Fausto Bara ... Luis
Tad Horino ... Takada
Luis Lorenzo Luis Lorenzo ... Maurice
José Moreno ... Neanderthal Shaman (as Pepe Moreno)
Charly Bravo Charly Bravo ... Bartender
Miguel de Grandy Miguel de Grandy ... Chief Guard (as Miguel de Grandi)
Gabino Diego ... Young Guard (as Gabino Diego Solis)
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Storyline

As part of their experiments in time travel, Drs. Reeves and Takada construct a cyborg "Mandroid" with the body of a downed pilot. After the success of the initial experiments, Reeves decides to have the Mandroid scrapped. Not wishing to be taken apart, Mandroid flees with the help of Dr. Takeda, who is killed for his disobedience. Distraught by the death of his one friend, the Mandroid goes north to America in search of someone who can help him in getting revenge and stopping Dr. Reeves in whatever evil plan he intends to use his time machine for. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

Mandroid. Mercenary. Scientist. Ninja. Each one a specialist. Together they are ELIMINATORS!


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Don Wilson was considered for the role of Kuji, but the part eventually went to Conan Lee. See more »

Quotes

[Harry is reading the name of Ray's boat]
Harry Fontana: "Quo Vadis"?
Ray: That's Italian. It means "We kick ass."
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Alternate Versions

In the UK versions the nunchuck scene when Kuji meets Nora & Harry is cut. In the 1986 EIV Video (cut by 31 secs) the scene is completely missing. The later 1995 NTV video featured a longer print and the introduction of the weapon can be seen, though 10 secs were removed from the rest of the sequence. See more »


Soundtracks

Eliminators Title Song
Written by Peter Rafelson
Performed by Deborah Galli
Produced by Don Perry and Bob Summers
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This movie makes some odd choices.
30 December 2008 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

Basically this movie doesn't have one good idea of its own and that's why it 'borrows' much from other movies but it doesn't do this very good or effectively.

Main problem with this movie is that it picks a strange approach with its story. What could and should had been a cyborg action flick is now an adventure movie through the jungle, without ever becoming a good, tense or exciting one to watch. The movie is basically constantly more of the same, when new characters emerge, who for some reason want to see our main heroes dead. The story picks just such an interesting and uninspired approach. It's main premise still lets the movie sound good but the actual end result is simply a failure. It just isn't the best going movie.

The movie makes some strange twists and turns in an attempt to give the movie an adventurous and perhaps even an epic kind of feeling over it. Needless to say they failed miserably.

The movie has some silly futuristic gadgets and futuristic images in it, like you could only expect from a silly '80s flick. Of course all of its special effects aren't quite top-notch looking yet but I have to admit that for 1986 standards it simply is not too bad.

I think this movie its intentions were quite serious but however the end result of course is nothing but a typical '80's B-movie and not a very good one either. It's one with a bad cast and crew involved. The music is dreadful and doesn't even sound like it got written for this movie at all. All of the other production values are all also really lacking. Same can be said for the script, that also doesn't really feature the best dialog imaginable.

So even though they aren't being helped with a good script or dialog, also the actors themselves are bad and lacking in their skills. Guess they just went along with the cheapest actors available at the moment.

Perhaps the movie would had still been better to watch with some more action in it. Instead now all we are having are same lame small attempts at action and also lacks a nice spectacular and memorable finale. The movie lacks 2 or 3 real big action sequences, that could had really spiced up things a little.

This movie unfortunately makes a lot of wrong choices.

3/10

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Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,987,072, 2 February 1986

Gross USA:

$4,601,256

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,601,256
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Color:

Color
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